Characters/Pairing: GEN. Daniel Jackson, Jack O'Neill, Samantha Carter, Teal'c, George Hammond, Janet Frasier, Tonane, Xe'ls, T'akaya and a few surprises.
Rating: T, one character death, not a main character.
Word Count: 30,500
Summary: Daniel's return from Ascension was quick - his return to duty at the SGC, to his family, SG-1, even quicker. So quick that he might not be finished. As determined as he is to get his old life back, he's not quite the same - the mission to help Ryac and Bra'tac on Erebus certainly told him that. While Washington is eager to find out what he knows, some old friends need SG-1's help - and they intend to help Daniel, too. Whether he wants them to or not. Let's not even discuss Jack O'Neill's reaction. Spoilers for Spirits, The Fifth Man, and Orpheus. Inspired by artwork by the talented sg1mouse. Beta-ed by the fabulous DennyJ. All remaining errors are my own.
Link to AO3: Where the River Meets the Sea